About Seattle

AboutSeattle

The Seattle metropolitan region is a great place to live, visit, and do business. It's home to some of the most recognizable global companies and a diverse population of more than 4.2 million people. Whether you're looking for economic opportunity, cultural events, or educational excellence, you'll find it—and much more—in Seattle.


Doing Business

The Seattle metro area has it all: globally recognized companies – including Amazon.comBoeing Commercial AirplanesMicrosoft CorporationStarbucks Coffee CompanyCostcoWeyerhaeuserNordstromREIAlaska AirlinesThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and more - growing small and minority-owned businesses, highly skilled workers, cutting-edge research and thriving industry clusters.

The Seattle metro area has a strong base of established industry sectors, such as aerospace, information technology, and retail. It's also a center for creative and emerging industry segments, such as interactive media, music, and clean technology.

Seattle consistently ranks as one of the most highly educated cities in the nation with 56 percent of residents having at least a bachelor's degree. According to the Wall Street JournalFacebookSalesforce.comZynga, and Google are some of the Bay Area tech companies that have opened offices in the Seattle area to tap into the region's deep talent pool.

Our region is home to world-renowned public and private research institutions, including the University of Washington, one of the top public universities for research funding. Private institutions and companies also have extensive research functions.

Learn more about how to grow your business here on our Resources page. Looking to move your business to our region? Reach out to Greater Seattle Partners.  

Visiting

The Seattle Metro Chamber's nearly 2,600 member companies are here to help make your stay memorable. Visit our membership directory to search for hotels, restaurants, museums, taxi and bus services, tours, museums, and other attractions.

Are you attending a conference or planning an event in the Seattle area? Chamber members are here to help! You can also find trusted venues, photographers, event planners, caterers, and more in our member directory.

For more information on things to do, see, and experience in Seattle, please check out Visit Seattle


Relocating

Looking for reputable businesses to help your business or family relocate to Seattle? Chamber members are here to help! You can find trusted real estate companies, movers, and more in our Membership Directory.

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View the Member Directory

Whether you are a resident or visitor, our directory will help connect you with trusted member companies. Search by name, category, business size, ZIP code or keyword to find the businesses you need!

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